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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Dec 4, 2008 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In defense of Donna Jean

Much of the fall of 1973 and much of 1974 as well. I think if you do a forum search on the phrase "ruined by donna" you should find a previous discussion with specific shows mentioned.

Like the rest of us, sometimes she was awful, most of the time she offered something unique and valuable, and occasionally she was superb. What you think of her overall is just a matter of individual taste. Personally, I love her, mostly, for pulling the vocal range of the band away from a purely adolescent male sound. She added breadth and richness that wasn't there before or after. As well as a lot of gut-wrenching, song-ruining, painful shreiks.

:-)

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